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  • Voorsitterverslag 2017

    Posted on December 13, 2017 in Nuus

    (ENGLISH BELOW)

     

    Aan alle oud Simonsbergers

    Ek wil hiermee ‘n groot dankbaarheid uitspreek oor die hoeveelheid manne wie hulle harte en beursies oopgemaak het die laaste 6 weke van my versoek  om 2 Simonsbergers te help met ‘n bydrae vir hulle uitstaande studenterekening.

    Daar was ‘n stroom van ondersteuning van die ou manne en ek kan vandag met trots getuig dat ons die totale bedrag van R170,000 kon insamel om hierdie twee manne te help. Daar was bydraes van manne uit die eerste groep Simonsbergers in 1956 met verdere verteenwoordigers van elke ander dekade in die Withuis se bestaan. Dit weerspieël weereens watter spesiale plek hierdie is, en ook die karakter-vormingswerk wat in daardie pragtige vakansie tussen jou ma en jou vrou gedoen is. Baie baie dankie manne vir julle ruim skenkings en ook die belangstelling in mentorskap tydens die manne se loopbane na hulle graad verwerf het.

    Dit is nie net die ou-manne wat na die party toe gekom het nie. Ek  het vandag die twee manne se punte terug ontvang en beide het met baie goeie punte die eksamen geslaag, met onderskeidelik 60 en 56 gemiddeld. Hlumelo het sy graad ontvang verlede week en begin met sy honeurs in BCom. Bestuursrek wat deur ‘n H.B. Thom merietebeurs befonds sal word. Na 5 jaar se diens  in die koshuis gaan die kêrel nou privaat om meer op sy studies te konsentreer. Divan is op die HK in 2018 en begin met sy derde en finale jaar in BCom. Bestuurswetekenskappe.

    In ander Simonsberger Nuus:

    • 30 November het die Johannesburg Simonmanne in die Rand Club bymekaargekom vir ‘n behoorlike spoonbang. Dankie James Hobson vir die reël van die geleentheid  en aan Piet Mouton, Finfive (Pieter van Zyl) en Blue Recruiting (James Hobson) vir die subsidie om kaartjiepryse af te bring – ‘n walglike vlagpaal vir julle drie manne! Dankie ook aan Michael Charton wat opgetree het as gasspreker met sy weergawe van die Kennedy besoek. Julle kan vir James ook kontak (james@bluerecruiting.co.za) om op die Jhb verpsreidingslys geplaas te word vir toekomstige geleenthede in die Noorde. ‘n Kykie na ‘n laataand song – https://www.facebook.com/Simonsbergbond/videos/1647921185330112/
    • Ons is verlede week ongelukkig meegedeel van die afsterwe van Piet Schabort wat tragies in ‘n motorongeluk oorlede is. Hy is oorspronklik van Frankfort in die Vrystaat waar sy familie boer, in 1985 Blougat en legendariese Doopkaptein in sy laaste jaar op koshuis in 1987. Ons medelye gaan uit na die familie wat hy agterlaat. http://www.simonbond.org.za/nog-n-groote-groet-ons/
    • Leslie van Rooi het ook ‘n skrywe vir ons gestuur met sy gedagtes ter aflsuiting van die 2017 jaar, en verwagting vir die aankoms van die 110 Bloues van 2018. Hier is die skakel: http://www.simonbond.org.za/uit-die-pen-van-die-inwonende-hoof-2017/
    • Laastens: Die Simonsberg Metropolitan vir 2018 se datum is bevestig vir Vrydag 16 Februarie. Vorder solank daardie pienk slippies in oor Desember.

     

    Mag almal ‘n feestelike Desember geniet waar jy jouself ookal bevind met familie, mede-Simonsbergers en ook ander (nuwer) vriende ()

    Noblesse Oblige
    Alex Volkwyn
    Bond van Oud-Simonsbergers

     

     

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    To all Simonsberg Old Boys

     

    This is to convey a big note of appreciation to all those men who opened up their hearts and wallets over the last 6 weeks to respond to my request to help 2 Simonsbergers clear the outstanding monies due on their student accounts.

     

    There was a flood of support pouring in from the old boys and it is with a grateful heart that I can report that the full amount of R170,000 was donated to help these two gents. Contributions originated from the 1st group of Simonsbergers in 1956 with representation from every other decade since the Withuis’s inception. This again demonstrates the special bond among Simonsbergers and the Withuis, and the character-defining years that we all spent whilst enjoying that beautiful holiday between your mother and your wife. Thank you to all for their gracious donations and also the interest shown to aid the guys further in their careers through mentoring after they leave Stellenbosch.

     

    It was not only the old-boys who came to the party. Today I received the final results of the two gents and I am happy to report that both passed with marks averaging 60 and 56 respectively. Hlumelo received his degree last week and is starting his honours in BCom. Management Accounting next year, funded by ‘n HB Thom merit bursary. After 5 years of service in res, this gentleman has decided he is going private to focus on his studies. Divan is on the HK in 2018, completing his 3rd and final year of BCom. Management Sciences.

     

    In other Simon news:

    • On 30 November the Johannesburg contingent of Simon boys showed goeie inisiatief and some lekker gees by arranging a get together of about 100 old boys in the Rand Club, downtown CBD. Thank you to James Hobson who lead the way with the admin behind organising the event and to Piet Mouton, Finfive (Pieter van Zyl) and Blue Recruiting (James Hobson) for the subsidiy to reduce ticket prices – ‘n walglike vlagpaal vir julle drie manne. Thanks also to Michael Charton visit as the esteemed guest speaker who relayed his version of the Kennedy.  Please contact James at james@bluerecruiting.co.za to be added to the Simon Jhb contact and distribution list if you want to know about future events up North. Some late night musical talent by a few talented individuals – https://www.facebook.com/Simonsbergbond/videos/1647921185330112/
    • Last week we unfortunately heard of the passing of Piet Schabort in a tragic car accident. He is originally from his family farm in Frankfort, Free State, 1985 Blougat and a legendary Doopkaptein when he was on the HK in his final year in 1987. Our sincere condolences to his family that he leaves behind.  http://www.simonbond.org.za/nog-n-groote-groet-ons/
    • Leslie van Rooi (inwonende hoof) pinned down his thoughts of an empty Koshuis in the anticipation of the arrival of the 100 2018 Bloues. http://www.simonbond.org.za/uit-die-pen-van-die-inwonende-hoof-2017/
    • Finally: the date for the 2018 Simonsberg Metropolitan has been confirmed as Friday, 16 February. Use the December holidays wisely to start collecting those pink slips!

     

     

    May you all have a festive December break and enjoy the merriment whether it is with family, fellow Simonsbergers or other (newer) friends ()

     

     

    Noblesse Oblige
    Alex  Volkwyn
    Bond van Oud-Simonsbergers

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